News Links | December 9, 2021
System News | Opinion
Wilson describes the class as “life changing,” while Johnson describes it as “a launching
point to another world of fishing enjoyment for those who choose to pursue it.” About
30% of the club’s membership is made up of one-time students. Registration for Introduction
to Fly Fishing, which is held in partnership with Skagit Valley College, is underway.
Skagit Valley Herald, Dec. 8, 2021
Thanks to a new partnership with public health service startup Curative, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom students, employees, and community members can access COVID-19 testing on campus
at no out-of-pocket cost. Curative will offer up to 140 PCR COVID-19 tests per day.
Suburban Times, Dec. 7, 2021
It’s called “The Wall” and it could help thwart cybersecurity attacks that threaten
us all. Everett Community College’s newest tool is a 6-foot-tall, 15-foot-long $500,000 interactive machine that’s being
used to train a new generation of students for jobs in cybersecurity.
Everett Herald, Dec. 5, 2021
The taxpayer-funded program gave her a pathway, the financial and academic support
needed to enroll in college. “That scholarship allowed me to start imagining the careers
I could have,” she said. Garcia, now a 21-year-old North Seattle College student, has a self-described “love-hate relationship” with math.
The Seattle Times, Dec. 4, 2021
Pierce College students have an exciting opportunity to apply for the Initiative for Diversity,
Equity, Antiracism and Leadership (IDEAL) Fellowship by Dec. 8. Students from Columbia Basin, Highline, and Tacoma Community College are also eligible to apply.
Suburban Times, Dec. 3, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
After two challenging years for higher education, Moody’s Investors Service forecasts
a stable outlook for the sector in 2022, the credit ratings agency announced Tuesday.
Operating revenue is predicted to rise between 4 and 6 percent as students return
to campus and auxiliary revenue streams—including room and board—rebound.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 9, 2021
As the pandemic spread across America in March 2020, community colleges and universities
made a rapid and dramatic shift from the traditional to the virtual classroom. Already
overworked distance learning programs now had the task of moving faculty that had
resisted teaching online to go fully online.
Community College Daily, Dec. 9, 2021
As Congress prepares to take up legislation that would, in part, infuse billions of
dollars into higher education and workforce development, a well-regarded research
and policy institute is saying it’s also time to overhaul how to help youth and young
adults attain a postsecondary education and work experience that will lead to good
Community College Daily, Dec. 7, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Amid an ongoing campaign to double the maximum Pell Grant, recent public opinion survey
results show extremely strong support for the program. These results square with the
programs’ longstanding bipartisan support in both the legislative and executive branches.
Community College Daily, Dec. 8, 2021
Congress reached an agreement Thursday to temporarily fund the federal government,
once again delaying the annual appropriations process and locking in the Trump administration’s
higher education funding levels for at least the next two months.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 6, 2021